Category Archive: Refuge Friends

National Public Lands Day is a “fee-free” day!

National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 30, 2017 is a “fee-free” day! Many of NWRA’s partners, supporters and Friends are preparing to celebrate National Public Lands Day this weekend with a day of volunteerism and/or enjoyment of “fee-free” events and …

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Refuge Association Staff Provide Thought Leadership at Advanced Refuge Management Academy and Refuge Friends Academy

This week, staff from the Refuge Association attended two trainings at the National Conservation Training Center hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Advanced Refuge Management Academy and Refuge Friends Academy. The Refuge Association’s participation was to explain …

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Migratory Bird Day and Flyways!

May 13th: Migratory Bird Day! This day aims to celebrate all migratory birds and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act that protects them. It is one of the oldest wildlife protection laws, and since its enactment in 1918, it has saved …

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Conservation Leaders Recognized with 2017 Refuge System Awards Washington, D.C.

The National Wildlife Refuge Association announced the 2017 National Wildlife Refuge System Awards exemplifying the outstanding conservation management skills and volunteer leadership found throughout the Refuge System. The annual awards honor the Refuge Manager, Refuge Employee, Refuge Volunteer and Friends …

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Refuge Friends Voices Not Allowed to be Heard by Congress in Rare Objection during Hearing on Refuge Bills

At a Congressional hearing today in the House Natural Resources Subcommittee for Federal Lands, Ranking Member Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) attempted to enter into the record a letter from the National Wildlife Refuge Association, Friends of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge (MA), …

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Your Voice Matters – A Guide to Ensuring that Your Voice is Heard!

You might have read an article recently that articulates how to make your voice heard by your elected officials. With so many different ways to communicate your thoughts and opinions on an issue, it is important to use the appropriate communication …

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Coming Together to Support National Wildlife Refuges

All of us love our public lands, especially our national wildlife refuges. For many of us, refuges are places to seek solitude, to develop memories with friends and family and to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you are a hunter, …

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Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week!

Throughout the week of October 8–15, national wildlife refuges across the country will be hosting free events for you to discover and connect with your National Wildlife Refuge System! Did you know that the National Wildlife Refuge System is the …

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Friends of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Accepts 2016 Molly Krival Friends Group of the Year Award

The Friends of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota proudly accepted the 2016 Molly Krival Friends Group of the Year Award, sponsored by the National Wildlife Refuge Association. The award, named to honor the late Molly Krival – a pioneer …

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Bob Ebeling, Refuge Association 2013 Volunteer of the Year, has Passed Away

Bob Ebeling, the National Wildlife Refuge Association’s 2013 Volunteer of the Year, passed away on Monday at the age of 89. Ebeling was an undeniably passionate conservationist, but there is much more to his story. Before dedicating nearly 25 years …

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